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Certified Expert in Housing Finance

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Access to decent shelter is a basic need. It is the first target of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. This goal must be backed up by adequate financing for housing. Therefore, the provision of appropriate financial services is instrumental in improving living conditions in many countries.

In this course you will learn the necessary strategies and skills for implementing or enhancing housing finance operations.

This e-learning course is developed by a team of experts from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and HDFC India. This combination of expertise provides you with the opportunity to have a rich learning experience based on the broad knowledge of diverse, highly qualified professionals with practical case studies.

What Do We Offer?

  • An interactive e-learning course including video lectures, PDF scripts, examples, practical exercises, online tests and case studies.
  • A discussion forum for course related issues as well as for exchange of opinions and experiences with, tutors, peers and the FSDF e-Campus team.
  • Personalized support from your e-Campus team.
  • The possibility to achieve a Frankfurt School certificate after passing the final exam or a confirmation of course completion after completing the course.
  • An international network of institutions hosting our final exam all over the world.

Tuition Fees*

Regular EUR 1300
Early Bird EUR 1100

Final exam fee: 50 EUR (to be paid directly to the final exam host).

Certificate fee: After passing the final exam you will receive a digital certificate. Should you wish to receive a hard copy of your certificate as well, an additional administrative fee of EUR 50 will be charged.


  • 10% group discount (for 2 or more participants working for the same instutiton)
  • 10% for FS Alumni
  • For company packages, please contact us
Payment Options
  • Bank Transfer (bank fees to be covered by the participants)
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal

Payment in instalments is not possible.

*Subject to change

Target Audience

The course targets Housing Finance practitioners from all kind of financial institutions, such as field staff, mid-level management and any other staff involved in the housing finance field.


The course takes approx. 6 months assuming 5-6 hours of self-study per week. It consists of 6 units which build upon each other. You will take the units in sequence and will  need to pass an online multiple choice test before accessing the next unit.

You are not sure if you manage to complete the course within 6 months? No worries! You can apply for a course extension (6 more months) against an administrative fee.

Course contributes to UN SDGs

This course will enhance your knowledge in the following SDGs. The SWA offers professional and executive courses dedicated to the advancement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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Course Details*

Suggestions & Recommendations

This course gives you the flexibility to decide when and where to study. However, we would like to give you some recommendations on how to get the most out of this course:

Your schedule: We will provide you a course schedule including voluntary and mandatory deadlines. The course schedule serves as guideline for your personal learning schedule and will help you completing the programme within the given time frame.

Exercises: Even though the exercises in the script are not mandatory we strongly advise you to use them as an opportunity to check your knowledge and to prepare for the final exam.

Assignments: With the assignments you will learn how to apply the knowledge learned during the course. It is important that you take time to read the necessary material and to solve the assignment.

Networking Opportunities: Use the forum to introduce yourself your peers and start interesting discussions.

Course Content*

Unit 1: Policy, Home Ownership and Rental Systems

Unit 2: Financing through Financial Institutions

Unit 3: Origination and Underwriting

Unit 4: Servicing, Monitoring and Recovery

Unit 5: Sources and Models for long-term Funding

Unit 6: Construction Finance

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